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August 11, 2013, 6:25 PM

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Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Circle Sept. 10 on Your Calendar for Apple's Big iPhone Event  —  Apple is expected to unveil its next iPhone at a special event on Sept. 10, sources told AllThingsD.  —  D: All Things Digital  —  The launch comes at an important time for Apple, which continues to make a lot of money …
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
NSA by the numbers  —  Fear not, says the NSA, we “touch” only 1.6% of daily internet traffic.  If, as they say, the net carries 1,826 petabytes of information per day, then the NSA “touches” about 29 petabytes a day.  They don't say what “touch” means.  Ingest?  Store?  Analyze?
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Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Siraj Datoo / Quartz:
This recycling bin is following you  —  Recycling bins in the City of London are monitoring the phones of passers-by, so advertisers can target messages at people whom the bins recognize.  —  Renew, the startup behind the scheme, installed 100 recycling bins with digital screens around London before the 2012 Olympics.
Peter Whoriskey / Washington Post:
For Bezos, The Post represents new frontier  —  This story was reported by Peter Whoriskey, Brady Dennis, Kimberly Kindy, Holly Yeager, Cecilia Kang and Alice Crites.  It was written by Whoriskey.  Dennis reported from Seattle.  —  One summer day as a kid riding in the back seat of his grandparents' car …
Parmy Olson / Forbes:
E-mail's Big Privacy Problem: Q&A With Silent Circle Co-Founder Phil Zimmermann  —  Customers of Silent Circle's encrypted mail service got an unfortunate surprise on Friday: all their messages had been deleted.  —  The management of Silent Circle, an encryption firm that specializes …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Pirate Bay Releases ‘Pirate Browser’ to Thwart Censorship  —  The Pirate Bay is arguably the most censored website on the Internet.  —  Courts in the UK, the Netherlands, Italy and elsewhere have ordered Internet providers to block subscriber access to the torrent site, and more are expected to follow.
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
Bitcoin developers say critical Android flaw leaves digital wallets vulnerable to theft  —  In a blog post the developers of Bitcoin have announced the discovery of a critical weakness in Android that leaves Bitcoin wallet apps subject to theft.  The vulnerability affects every Bitcoin wallet app …
Jim Edwards / Business Insider:
Photos, Texts, And Emails Show The Alleged Betrayal At The Heart Of Snapchat  —  It was becoming unbearable inside the house on Toyopa Drive, just blocks from the beach near Santa Monica.  —  Frank “Reggie” Brown IV was staying there with his two college buddies, Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy.
Reuters:
Analysis: Ottawa set to leave telecom door open for Verizon  —  (Reuters) - Canada's wireless industry is bracing for its biggest shakeup in decades as Ottawa appears impervious to pleas that it block U.S. giant Verizon Communications Inc from the lucrative market.

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